Raspberries & Blackberries

RosBREED prioritizes disease resistance

The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance. A $10-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the... more

Cornell breeder releases two new raspberries

Cornell University recently released two new raspberry varieties, Crimson Night and Double Gold. Crimson Night was selected in 2003 for its “heavy crop lo... more

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First spotted wing Drosophila detected for 2015

The Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila(SWD) monitoring network detected the first SWD in traps baited with commercial lures l... more »

Assistance in raspberry virus diagnosis offered

In recent years, an increasing number of raspberry growers have reported seeing berries that are smaller than usual, misshapen and crumbly when harves... more »

Proper Postharvest Handling of Berries — FGNtv

Lee Stivers, Penn State University Extension educator, discusses proper postharvest handling of berries during the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegeta... watch »

MSU tips for better blueberry weed control

Blueberry growers have several long-residual herbicides available for use in first-year and established plantings. Complete weed control is critical t... more »

Blackberry, Strawberry Close Relatives — FGNtv

Tom Davis, professor of plant biology at the University of New Hampshire, discusses the genetic similarities between the blackberry and the strawbe... watch »

MSU publishes Michigan regional fruit reports

Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, s... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April is... more »

Winter damage likely to Pennsylvania berries

The question that seems to be on every berry grower’s mind is how much winter injury occurred this winter. This, of course, depends on the crop.... more »

NARBA awards Iowa couple

During its annual meeting in February, the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) awarded Dean and Judy Henry of Nevada, Iowa, ... more »

New black raspberry available

Ohio’s Treasure, a new black raspberry available exclusively from Hartmann’s Plant Co., can be used by home gardeners, u-pick growers and ... more »


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